Hi, I'm Hilá. Here is some of my story :)
I am an emerging jewelry designer and metalsmith, specializing in one of a kind and bespoke jewelry. I work mostly in sterling silver, brass, and have recently added some gold. Every piece is hand fabricated, each stone is hand-selected. The process itself is what inspires me to keep creating. The handling of these beautiful materials, the colorful stones, the endless possibilities. Watching people light up when they wear their new jewelry brings me so much joy! I've found it to be a really special way to connect with other humans.
Creating, for me, is meditative, entrancing, divine. When I am really in that magical flow, I feel completely at peace in the world. I tend to design intuitively, in the moment, playing with the different elements at my bench until I’m satisfied. I consider each stone, each design component, and listen in until the piece “occurs.” I am definitely still finding my voice, establishing a canon of my own, and loving the process.
Something that really excites me about this craft is that all of the materials are literally pulled from the earth and minimally refined before they reach my bench. The metals are pure elements and all of the stones I use are mined, cut and polished. It’s like putting pieces of the earth on display.
Thanks for visiting and supporting my little business!
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